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GOP Rep. Peter King: This Shutdown ‘Disaster’ is ‘Ted Cruz’s Fault’

Republican congressman Peter King has made no bones about how angry he is at Ted Cruz for how ardently he’s been fighting Obamacare. So when he was on Fox News Tuesday, he placed the blame for the government shutdown “disaster” on “Cruz and his acolytes” in the House.

King decried the “madness” in the Republican party that would push many of its members to fight against a law legally passed, upheld, and “ratified in a national election.”

Gretchen Carlson asked what the Republicans can do to unify, since the media is completely focused on the shutdown and GOP infighting as opposed to Obamacare. King used the opportunity to explain who he blames for the shutdown in the first place.

“That’s Ted Cruz’s fault. Ted Cruz led us down this path. This was a disaster from the start, I could have predicted this, and this is what the leadership predicted three weeks ago when they said they would never pursue defunding because it was going to work against us and we’d be blamed.”

He continued, “It’s his fault, and he wants to get him out of it,” decrying him and his “acolytes in the House of Representatives” who “led us down this dead-end street.”

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

[h/t Raw Story]

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